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bartmoss
08-28-2010, 04:48 PM
Yauw? Hm, that might even work. Anyway, after wracking my brain and several really crappy attempts at laying out the basic coastlines, I ended up with this.

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Needs plenty of work but I guess this will do as wip#1.

bartmoss
08-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Wip#2

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bartmoss
08-28-2010, 07:43 PM
WIP#5. Now high-res. I am fairly happy with the general layout of the landmasses now, but the coastlines still need a ton of work.

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tilt
08-29-2010, 02:35 AM
looks good - now throw a tree in there and call it done *lol*

bartmoss
08-29-2010, 04:29 AM
looks good - now throw a tree in there and call it done *lol*

Right...

Anyway:

WIP#8. Added equator and tropics for a sense of location and scale, as well as basic markings for where I know mountainous areas to be.

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Steel General
08-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Looking good so far...

bartmoss
08-29-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks.

I probably won't get to work on this anymore today, so WIP#9 with its minor changes shall be the final update for the weekend.

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bartmoss
08-31-2010, 09:50 PM
WIP#13. Experimenting with mountains and highland regions. Not yet happy with them. Coastlines were also refined, and are close to done.

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bartmoss
09-01-2010, 01:34 AM
Well, WIP#14 changes mountains again. I am thinking of doing a more or less normal elevation map, like so:

http://files.pandemonium.de/newworld/worldmap014-sample.png

Really not sure how to approach this map. I will probably fill out the main mountain ranges and see how it looks.

rshall89
09-01-2010, 01:58 AM
is the above contient suppose to be mostly desert? I don't see many areas where rivers have cut into the land.
could be just you haven't put enough detail into the interior yet. your mountain ridge looks really good though, i would think heavily forested and wet on the western side(not in all parts perhaps).

bartmoss
09-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Right now it's all coastlines and elevation. Trying to work out a style to use - I am not very artistic nor skilled with gimp etc to make cool mountains. so I gotta do something simple, like this.

bartmoss
09-04-2010, 09:01 AM
WIP#15, style example. Now with flowy rivers.

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Ascension
09-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Flowy rivers are a good thing, non-flowy rivers tend to make these big lake thingies :) Looks nice, man.

bartmoss
09-04-2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks Ascension.

WIP#17: Now with shallower waters.

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bartmoss
09-04-2010, 01:52 PM
WIP#19: Enough for today!

Probably.

It amazes me how much time this stuff took. Anyway, I am fairly happy with the progress.


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bartmoss
09-04-2010, 06:43 PM
WIP#24: So I ended up working a little longer on this map.

Changed the lowland color - I hope it's better now - cleaned up the legend, added two "inset" boxes and a lot more mountains etc.

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bartmoss
09-05-2010, 07:18 PM
WIP#26: More Mountains!

I didn't work all that much on this map today, but I think I managed to fill in a fair amount of previously "blank space". Naturally, rivers etc still need to be added.

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barry joseph
09-05-2010, 08:42 PM
I love this map, and it is a huge inspiration to me. I've been watching your progress since this thread was starting and I love where it's going.

bartmoss
09-05-2010, 08:46 PM
*bows* Thank you, sir.

bartmoss
09-05-2010, 10:05 PM
WIP#28: Ending the weekend with fluff!

Added lots of rivers, and re-arranged the map's legend a bit. Mostly I added banners representing major nations. These are somewhat of a placeholder - I like some of them, dislike others - until I spend more time designing these things. The symbols (dragons, anchor etc, except the hammer) are from http://openclipart.org/ where they are listed as Public Domain.

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